What's has been happening?

Lockdown plan

ESRA will stay open during lockdown, but with some significant changes to the service. This is consistent with government regulations. Here are the details:

ESRA Lockdown Plan

Phone calls

ESRA staff members have spent most of lockdown calling and checking in with clients. Our Hastings Hub has since re-opened for 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10am till 2pm.

Activity packs

We have sent out over 150 activity packs to our clients. This is to stimulate creativity and to combat boredom in lockdown. These have been very well received and clients have sent us pics of their handiwork.

Zoom meetings

We are hosting online coffee mornings via Zoom. These have been successful beyond our expectations and this is something we want to build on - not just in lockdown, but later on when life gets back to normal.

Current schedule is as follows:

Mondays - coffee morning at 10:30am

Wednesdays - evening support group - 07:00pm

Fridays - coffee morning at 10:30am

How to take part

If you are an ESRA client and are interested in taking part, please join one of these two private Facebook groups.

Cafe North

Hastings Hub


ESRA safeguarding policies and practices to ensure that any online support is carried out competently and appropriately.

A new CCTV system has been installed in Hastings, also with safeguarding in mind.

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